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Who I am Voting For (Texas)
Vanity | 2.19.2014 | Meanwesttexan

Posted on 02/19/2014 12:59:13 PM PST by MeanWestTexan

After due research, this is my voting list. I came back special to Midland for this vote, so want to make sure I am correct:

Would appreciate comments and concerns:

1. Senate --- Stovall (close second, Stockman) The Great Cornholio is a disgrace with what he said and has done to Cruz. He's got to go.

2. Governor --- Greg Abbot

3. Lt. Governor -- Dan Patrick (Do worst has to go)

4. Attorney General ---- Gen Paxton

5. Comptroller --- Harvey Hildebran, hands down (Met Glenn Hegar -- VERY unimpressed.)

6. Commisioner GLO --- David Watts. George P Bush is a nice kid, but I am sick to death of Bushes. Knocking him out will potentially keep Jeb from running for President, as it demonstrates Bush-fatigue.

7. Railroad Commissioner -- Ryan Sitton. He's an engineer, very pro-business, smart guy. I've met him and am impressed.

8. Supreme Court --- Hecht, Brown, and Johnson

9. State Senator -- reluctantly voting for Mike Cannon. I know Mike; don't particularly care for him, but the voting record of Kel Seligar is marginal, at best.

Also voting against my Congressman, Mike Conaway. He's marginally OK, but was a big Myth Romney supporter, so I am going for Brown.


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1 posted on 02/19/2014 12:59:13 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: TheMom

ping


2 posted on 02/19/2014 1:04:04 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Forgot Ag Commisioner:

I think Sid Miller on that one.

And “Gen Paxton” is “Ken Paxton” not General Paxton. Sorry.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 1:05:42 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

You deserve better than Conway.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 1:09:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: MeanWestTexan

Only the Lt. Gov. position has an incumbent running in the primary so Texas may get a
new slate of State Officials. Do you have any indications of turnout in your area?


5 posted on 02/19/2014 1:12:00 PM PST by deport
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To: Viennacon

I concur.

He’s part of the Bush crew, though, which is a big deal in Midland, so he probably has it wrapped up. Still going to vote for the other guy.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 1:13:03 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: deport

No clue.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 1:13:33 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

TEXANS: GET OUT TO VOTE AND CALL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!

Your vote is worth 10 times as much in the primaries because so few people vote in primaries.

Just Texas Freepers ALONE could change the outcome!

In some districts only 20 or 30 people show up to vote ALL DAY


8 posted on 02/19/2014 1:18:09 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

“TEXANS: GET OUT TO VOTE AND CALL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!”

Sure, but for whom?

Do you concur with this list?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 1:19:59 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Mr. K

FYI to Freepers in Kaufman County:
Early voting will ONLY use the electronic machines. You will NOT have choice of paper or electronic during early voting.
On Primary Day, March 4th, ONLY PAPER ballots will be used. If you can, please VOTE ON MARCH 4TH- PAPER BALLOTS LEAVE A PAPER TRAIL.
Say thank you to our GOPe Republicans.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 1:20:55 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: MeanWestTexan

RE: Atty Gen race.

I’ve known Dan Branch for over 40 years. He’s a good man.

But in the end; I think whoever Cruz decides to support will be all there is to say about that.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 1:23:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Beavis would probably resent being compared to Cornyn! :P


12 posted on 02/19/2014 1:26:05 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Mr. K

God speed to our Texas friends. We hope you force Cornyn in a run-off.
That alone would motivate conservatives nationwide going into the primary
season.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 1:26:24 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cruz is supporting and making ads for Ken Paxton and I agree with him!


14 posted on 02/19/2014 1:28:10 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Responsibility2nd

RE: Atty Gen race.

I’ve known Dan Branch for over 40 years. He’s a good man.

...AGREE, Branch is 1st choice and Smitherman as another good conservative but he isn’t a lawyer in the top legal job in the state.

ymmv


15 posted on 02/19/2014 1:30:16 PM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: MeanWestTexan

This list is pretty good

The important part is to force a runoff


16 posted on 02/19/2014 1:30:43 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

Thanks. It was the best I could figure.

I am open to suggestions, clearly, or wouldn’t post this.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 1:33:19 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Bigun

“Cruz is supporting and making ads for Ken Paxton and I agree with him!”

That’s a big deal. I am sure Branch is a good guy, and would love to make room for him, but I really respect Cruz’s motives and efforts.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 1:34:28 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I met Ken Paxton a little while back and we gto to talk one on one. I know he’s a Christian not by his own words but by his actions, is fiscally conservative, and seems very genuine. I’m voting for him.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 1:35:19 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: MeanWestTexan

I’m supporting Todd Staples for Lt Gov. I cannot vote for Dan Patrick. He’s a flip flopper AND he endorsed David Dewberry as the TRUE conservative against Ted Cruz, in the last Senate race.

I like Paxton for Atty General and Ted Cruz seems to like him, as well.

I am going with Hegar for Comptroller. He’s been our area State Rep and has been fine. I don’t know much about Hildebrand.

I like David Watts for Land Commissioner and Wayne Christian for RR Commissioner.

I like your SC picks, and from what I’ve read, so does Sen Cruz ;)

Also going with Stovall for Texas Senator. Anybody But Cornpone.

TEXAS....GET OUT AND VOTE!!!


20 posted on 02/19/2014 1:36:16 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I remember talking to Conaway at some function in Midland, and he was very squishy talking to me....basically said there was nothing to be done to combat Obama.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 1:36:53 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Bigun

Agreed.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 1:37:53 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Jane Long

“I’m supporting Todd Staples for Lt Gov. I cannot vote for Dan Patrick. He’s a flip flopper AND he endorsed David Dewberry as the TRUE conservative against Ted Cruz, in the last Senate race.”

This is the kind of thing I want to know about. You may have switched my vote.

Love to change your mind about RRC. I am in the oil and gas business and we need an engineer up there who actually “gets” the business.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 1:40:22 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Consider Jerry Patterson for Lt Gov. Here he is speaking on 2nd amendment issues.
24 posted on 02/19/2014 1:43:16 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I know Jerry Patterson. He’s pretty much an establishment Republican. Nice guy.

(Keep in mind I am a New Mexican in the oil business. All I care about is your Railroad Commish. I like Ryan Sitton.)


25 posted on 02/19/2014 1:45:53 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Did the list the same when i voted today but Patrick has some diry laundry lately in Breitbart so I went for Staples


26 posted on 02/19/2014 1:46:53 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: bestintxas

OK, so switching to Staples.

Otherwise, any comments? Going to the polls tomorrow.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 1:54:42 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I have a strong like of Sitton also.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 1:59:13 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: RandallFlagg; Blood of Tyrants; Leofl; RebelTXRose; opentalk; BubbaJunebug; Cincinatus' Wife; ...

Ping for you advise and consideration.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 2:07:08 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: rwfromkansas
I remember talking to Conaway at some function in Midland, and he was very squishy talking to me

Conaway used to be my rep. I got the same impression.

30 posted on 02/19/2014 2:09:22 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Sadly, I don’t live in Texas. I’m fighting the battle here in Colorado.

Whoever will work and fight to keep the government out of our lives, and away from our guns.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 2:14:46 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: thackney

Thank you. This helps with my research (which I have not yet done!)


32 posted on 02/19/2014 2:14:51 PM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: MeanWestTexan

(((ping))) for later. Still working on my list. Anyone seen a current sample ballet for Tarrant county yet?


33 posted on 02/19/2014 2:16:47 PM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: TheMom; Envisioning

If either of you know of other Texans to ping to this thread, please do so.

I trust the input of a jury of Freepers more than any other source.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 2:19:39 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

FORCING A RUNOFF WOULD GENERATE TONS OF FREE ADVERTISING

and fear of the TEA party

and if there is NOT a runoff, they will say “The TEA party is dead”


35 posted on 02/19/2014 2:20:53 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: thackney

self ping for later.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 2:22:09 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Envisioning

“Anyone seen a current sample ballet for Tarrant county yet?”

Ask and ye shall receive. Knock and it is opened unto you:

http://tcweb.tarrantcounty.com/evote/lib/evote/2010/03022010/REP_Sample.pdf


37 posted on 02/19/2014 2:23:09 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Wait! Sorry, that was two years old. Tarrant county needs to get its act together.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 2:23:44 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

There is a reason why those other guys are slinging twenty year old + mud up against the wall hoping something will stick!

I’ve known and liked everyone in this race for years! Went to campaign school with Staples before he was first elected to the Texas house. Jerry Patterson since he was a city councilman in Pasadena. And Dan Patrick since he worked for KHOU TV in Houston and painted himself blue for Oiler football games (Long before he ever entered the realm of politics) and know him to be a good man who does what he says he will do! He says he will change the way the Texas senate works. That needs to happen and I believe he will see that it does!!

I don’t like the fact that it currently takes 21 of 31 senators to approve before ANY senate bill can come up for debate thus giving the democrats the ability to kill anything they wish even with a senate make up of 20 Republicans and only 11 Democrats! Only Dan Patrick wants to end that!

I don’t like the Lt. Governor appointing Democrats to chair key committees ( the place where GOOD legislation goes to die) in the Senate when there is a LARGE Republican majority in that body as Dewhurst has repeatedly done. Both Staples and Patterson have said that they would continue this practice!

I’m voting for Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor and now you know why!

You can do as you please! At least you are now informed!


39 posted on 02/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: MeanWestTexan

Could we get you to take a look at Todd Staples instead of Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor?

Patrick only gets his conservative boots on at election time. Definitely not a friend of Ted Cruz. Cruz, by the way, is a great fan of Staples. Hotze is solidly behind Patrick and anyone that Hotze selects is not a friend of true Conservatives. Lt. Governor is one of the most powerful positions in Texas. Would hate to see Patrick in that spot.


40 posted on 02/19/2014 2:33:30 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I do believe Cruz supports Paxton over Branch and gave him a shout out at one of his town hall meetings.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 2:35:51 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Yes, I think I am switching to Staples.


42 posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:37 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan; Windflier; waterhill; ixtl
You are awesome! I looked night before last and could not find one. Thanks again!

(((ping))) to Windflier if he has not seen this....

43 posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:48 PM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Envisioning

Wait! See the post right below my first one!

Tarrant County’s website is two years out of date.


44 posted on 02/19/2014 2:38:14 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Grams A

You are correct.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 2:39:12 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Wait! Sorry, that was two years old. Tarrant county needs to get its act together.

Yes they do. I will look again later and post to this thread if I can find one.

LoL! Not always as easy as it seems.

46 posted on 02/19/2014 2:39:20 PM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: MeanWestTexan; All; The Bat Ladys Husband

Here is my list:

United States Senator – Dwayne Stovall (R) NO MORE CORNYN!!!
United States Representative, District 6 – Frank Kuchar (R) knows The Constitution better than I do and that is saying something!
Governor — Greg Abbott (R) good man
Lieutentant Governor – Jerry Patterson my friend.
Attorney General – Ken Paxton(R)
Comptroller of Public Accounts – Harvey Hilderbran(R)
Commissioner of the General Land Office – David Watts (R)
Commissioner of Agriculture — Eric Opiela (R) 5th generation rancher, I want someone close to the land for Ag commissioner.

Railroad commissioner - Malachi Boyuls
Chief Justice, Supreme Court — Nathan Hecht (R)
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6, Unexpired Term — Jeff Brown (R)
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7 — Jeffrey Boyd (R)
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8 — Phil Johnson (R)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 W.C. “Bud” Kirkendall.
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 – Bert Richardson
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4 — Kevin Yeary (R)

State Representative, District 8 – Bobby Vickery. my current rep Bryon Cook won’t answer phone calls, won’t answer emails. If you attend a meeting that he is at, he will be OUT THE DOOR before you can go shake his hand. He won’t press the flesh, kiss the babies or attend a debate put together in his honor. If he won’t meet when he is asking for votes, he will NEVER be around when you need him for your representative.

Cook was chair of the State affairs committee who didn’t let out one single prolife bill out of committee. I checked this fact with 3 prolife groups. They say he is the worst. If we can get rid of this rep. and 2 others the TX state house will improve immensely.


47 posted on 02/19/2014 2:39:51 PM PST by The Bat Lady (Primary Cornyn out! Go Dwyane Stovall!)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Several of the State wide offices have candidates being backed by Joe Straus. Harvey Hildebrand is one of those candidates. The reason why Empower Texans endorsed Hegar with a mediocre scorecard from them of 58 is BECAUSE they wanted to make sure there was a dog in the fight against Straus’ choice being elected.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 2:40:16 PM PST by ziravan (Keep Cornyn Under Fifty.)
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To: ElectionInspector

Smitherman as another good conservative...”

Smitherman signed a $13.9M contract with CGI - the company that gave us the Obamacare website - to do the info tech and website redesign for the Texas Railroad Commissioner. Phase 1 is to begin May 2014. Sent letter in January asking why CGI of all companies in light of their disastrous performance in other areas including having some contracts cancelled. Never received any response from him. He should have pulled out of the race and be banished from Texas for such a stunt.


49 posted on 02/19/2014 2:41:37 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ziravan

I just know too much about Glenn.


50 posted on 02/19/2014 2:46:35 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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